Kent Downtown Partnership Banquet: See the slide show, read up on the winners

It was a sporty night for the Kent Downtown Partnership June 26. With the them "Sportstown USA," the KDP conducted its annual membership banquet at the Kent Senior Activity Center. Each table of participants got to pick their favorite sports team, and any kind of related teamwear was encouraged.

The upshot was plenty of sports jerseys and a couple of mascots - even a moose (Rhubarb, from the Tacoma Rainiers) and of course Cool Bird, from the Seattle Thunderbirds hockey team.

Along with a chance to network and bid on auction items, members acknowledged some of the downtown's most dedicated workers, with awards.

The following folks were recipients of awards:

Special Recognition Award

Libby Seidel, Kent Downtown Partnership

Dee Moschel Volunteer of the Year Award

John Hinds & Sommer Ueda, Kent Station

Restaurant of the Year Award

Pat Ensign, Pat’s Bar & Grill

Retail Business of the Year Award

Macey Boughter, Lemon Drop Skincare & Massage

Professional Services Business of the Year Award

Chad Gleason, Retail Realty Services

President’s Award

Randall Smith, All Pro Maintenance

Outgoing Board Member Award

Doug Scharnhorst

Design Award for Best Downtown Construction


Design Award for Best Downtown Storefront

Marina Petrik, Petrik Photography

Design Award for Best Renovation Interior and Exterior

Suzanne Cameron, Around the Clock

Outgoing President Award

Mark Albertson, Albertson Law Group

Certified Clean Storefront

Bittersweet, Shindig, City Frame, Kon Kai, Petrik Photography, Around the Clock

Light Up Kent Award

Garry Stewart, The Doorman Service Company

Photographer Award

Don Dinsmore, Photo Vision

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